“Before, we worked virtually because we wanted to. Recognise that this is not business as usual and don't try to treat it that way.”

Mark Mortensen, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Fashion Is Working From Home. How to Make It Work. 

In a 2019 BoF Careers Survey, only 45 percent of fashion’s workforce thought their employer was committed to offering flexible working arrangements. Six months later, 85 percent of respondents to a BoF Community Survey in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic reported they were working from home.

In our third exclusive BoF Careers white paper, we examine how fashion companies must evolve and empower their workforce to adopt new skills to remain operational and succeed. We also explore how the fashion industry can best manage this sudden shift to remote working — and the work-from-home culture that will endure long after the pandemic is behind us.

Analysing over 1,500 fashion employee responses to BoF's Community Survey on the impact of Covid-19, alongside global expertise and unique access to fashion’s leading businesses, this white paper offers industry-specific insights into the issues confronting fashion’s workforce today.

Fashion Is Working From Home. How to Make It Work. offers HR professionals and business leaders actionable insights to optimise their teams, culture and processes to survive and thrive in the coronavirus context.



60% of respondents have experienced a negative impact on their personal productivity since the outbreak of the virus.

51% of respondents reported a reduction in workload.

More than 33% of director, c-level and business owner respondents indicated their company has planned for layoffs of existing employees.

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The BoF Careers White Paper is the latest offering in a long line of coverage, solutions and analysis created for our BoF Careers community, designed to give constructive guidance and industry-specific advice on HR issues.

We continue to offer support to business leaders and HR professionals across the fashion industry during this unprecedented time of disruption. Should you still be hiring, looking for temporary or project-based workers, or you wish to grow your brand’s presence, we’re here to help.

Get in touch with the BoF Careers team directly on or by visiting for more information.